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SIMPLY SOUTH DAKOTA Southeast South Dakota is where it all began. Yankton was the first territorial capital of the Dakotas. Every landmark has a story to tell. Hike along quartzite cliffs at Palisades State Park, Garretson. Canoe the “Wild and Scenic” Missouri National Recreational River. View the falls of the Big Sioux River from the observation tower at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. With over 175 lakes and three major rivers the region is an outdoor playground the whole family will enjoy.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE Steam threshing events and colorful ethnic festivals

Southeast South Dakota Winery Trail

celebrate the heritage and culture of the region. This diverse region offers tranquil beauty and family attractions as well as nightlife in South Dakota’s largest city. Follow the Southeast South Dakota Winery Trail to unique wineries throughout the region. Lewis & Clark’s journals tell of their exploration of this area with new adventure at every turn. Make your own adventure in Southeast South Dakota.

Palisades State Park, Garretson

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EVERY DAY IS AN ADVENTURE

Falls Park, Sioux Falls

YOUR REAL SOUTH DAKOTA ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE

Far from the tourist traps, the Southeast region welcomes you with natural beauty, homespun charm, rural and Native American heritage. It is scenic, serene, Simply South Dakota! OUTDOOR PLEASURES With more than 175 natural and man-made lakes and three major rivers gracing Southeast South Dakota, every day can be a new adventure. You’ll find public and private recreational facilities that range from fully outfit-

The Southeast South Dakota Birding Trail map provides information about what birds to look for and the best spots to find them. It is available on the Birdwatching page at www.southeastsouthdakota.com or by calling 1-888-353-7382.

ted, up-scale recreational complexes to the rustic charm

Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, west of Yankton, is one of

of a primitive hideaway. South Dakota State Parks also

South Dakota’s top attractions. It is a full service facility

offer organized kids activities as well as guided hikes for

complete with campgrounds, hiking, biking and horse

all ages.

trails, swimming beaches, disc golf, archery range, marina,

The Missouri River and surrounding area serves not only

resort, restaurant and much more.

as a historical and cultural centerpiece of the region, but

You’ll find many excellent private, state and federal

also as an outdoor recreation mecca. Part of the “Wild

areas along the scenic bluffs and among the wildlife-rich

and Scenic River” system, 98 miles of the Missouri is des-

woodlands of the Missouri River. City and county parks

ignated as The Missouri National Recreational River and

also offer additional treasures. Each has its own special

offers canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, hunting, camp-

features.

ing and much more. Surrounded by picturesque bluffs, rolling hills and wooded wildlife areas, the ‘Mighty Mo’ is

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Falls Park, in Sioux Falls, has a 5-story observation tower

the major North American migratory waterfowl flyway,

from which you can observe the majestic falls of the Big

making it a favorite destination for bird lovers.

Sioux River as well as the city skyline. Six viewing areas,


walkways and picnic areas, a restaurant, as well as the historical Horse Barn and Queen Bee Mill ruins, make Falls Park a must see.

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Palisades State Park, located nearby at Garretson, offers several trails that twist and turn through Sioux quartzite formations along scenic Split Rock Creek. The more adventurous outdoorsman can make the climb to the top of towering quartzite spires. Follow the Sioux Quartzite Outcrop Trail to scenic and historical destinations at Palisades State Park and Devil’s Gulch at Garretson, the Dells at Dell Rapids, Falls Park and other locations throughout the Sioux Falls area. The avid golfer will find top rated courses in Sioux Falls and other communities. High atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River or on the peaceful rolling prairie, these courses will challenge your skill and refresh your spirit. For winter fun, Great Bear Recreation Area at Sioux Falls offers downhill skiing and tubing. You’ll also find trails for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling throughout the region. Or try your hand at ice fishing. There may be ice on the lakes, but the fish are still biting.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, Yankton ADVENTURE CONTINUES ON PAGE 214

Your Real South Dakota Adventure Begins Here . . . Southeast South Dakota

welcomes you with Natural Beauty, Homespun Charm,

Rural & Native American Heritage

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Mitchell Corn Palace

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Pioneer Power Show, Menno

newly renovated with color changing light up domes, an observation deck and fun activities for kids.

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ATTRACTIONS, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Communities invite you to celebrate and experience the

Nearly every town in Southeast South Dakota offers a

festivals. Enjoy an authentic German meal and a commu-

rich heritage of the area at unique events and ethnic

museum or collection of interest. The Great Plains Zoo in

nity theatrical production at Freeman’s Schmeckfest,

Sioux Falls and Heartland Country Corn Maze in Harris-

sample a homemade kolache (pronounced 'koe-lau-

burg promise fun for all ages. Children can make music,

chee') and enter a polka dance-off at Tabor’s Czech Days,

build, climb, dance and discover their inner artist at the

or be a “Dane for a Day” and enjoy aebleskiver for break-

Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings. Explore

fast at Viborg’s Danish Days. Get your fill of kuchen

40 antique-filled buildings and relive the days of an

(pronounced 'koo-ken'), “South Dakota’s state dessert”,

active turn of the century main street at Prairie Village in

at the Kuchen Festival in Delmont. The Laura Ingalls

Madison. Visit DeSmet and tour two original homes and

Wilder Pageant in DeSmet brings Laura’s world-famous

the homestead that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about in

books to life before your eyes. Rodeos at Scotland,

her book The Long Winter. The Dakota Territorial Museum

Mitchell, Yankton and Wessington Springs offer authentic

and Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home both offer a glimpse

western entertainment. Old-time threshing festivals at

into the historic past of Yankton. See endangered fish

Madison, Menno, Delmont and Brandon show you how it

species being hatched and raised at Gavins Point National

was done in the ‘good ol’ days’. Immerse yourself in Native

Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, also in Yankton. Observe a

American culture at powwows throughout the region.

live archeological dig in progress at Mitchell's Prehistoric

Thrill to the spectacle of armored jousting, fire-breathers,

Indian Village. Find butterflies flying freely year round at

jesters, plus Scottish Highland Games at the Siouxland

the Sioux Falls Sertoma Butterfly House. Then go next

Renaissance Festival in Sioux Falls. County fairs are a fun

door to The Outdoor Campus for free outdoor adventure.

family outing with carnival rides, animal exhibits and

You’ll find waterparks, watershows, family fun parks and

entertainment, plus the favorite fair food - funnel cakes.

much more.

If you’re a birdwatcher, you’re sure to enjoy the South

Don’t miss the world’s only Corn Palace in Mitchell,

Dakota Birding Festival, held near Wagner in May.

decorated yearly with new murals made from thousands

Find more events on page 218. For even more event

of bushels of corn, grains and native grasses. It has been

information visit www.southeastsouthdakota.com.


National Music Museum Vermillion

Siouxland Renaissance Festival, Sioux Falls

CULTURAL HERITAGE AND THE ARTS In addition to its wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, Southeast South Dakota provides a wide array of cultural and entertainment facilities.

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Sioux Falls Jazz Fest

Explore natural and cultural history at museums in Freeman, Madison, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Vermillion and Yankton. These museums have preserved artifacts that showcase the rich Native American and pioneering history of this region.

As the region’s largest city, Sioux Falls offers a wide variety of historical museums, art galleries and theaters. Take in world-class entertainment including music, dance, opera and Broadway hits.

If you love jazz music, don’t miss Sioux Falls’ JazzFest in July. It’s the largest free outdoor jazz and blues festival in the Midwest! A highlight for all music lovers is the National Music Museum in Vermillion, featuring musical

Ride the free trolley system, designed after streetcars

instruments spanning five centuries from around the

operating in Sioux Falls in the early 1900s, from Falls Park

globe plus free lunch-time programs and evening

to the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science which

concerts showcasing a variety of musical entertainment.

houses a visual arts center, a hands-on science center, a performing arts center and the Wells Fargo CineDome with a 60-foot domed screen. Stop along the way at the Old Courthouse Museum, a grand 1800s quartzite courthouse with three floors of exhibits. Look for Trolley Stop banners throughout downtown Sioux Falls as well as at Falls Park. Tour the Pettigrew Home and Museum, the beautifully restored 1889 home of South Dakota’s first

Mark your calendars for these area arts events: Wessington Springs Prairie Hills Art Show in June; Madison’s Mart in the Park in July; Yankton Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival and the Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park in August; Art & Wine Walk in Downtown Sioux Falls in May and the Sidewalk Arts Festival in Sioux Falls each September.

senator, R.F. Pettigrew. The Center for Western Studies

Downtown Sioux Falls has a year-round SculptureWalk,

also offers a variety of history and art exhibits.

with original works of art on public display to enjoy

Discover outstanding works of art by Native American and other regional artists at the Dakota Discovery

throughout the year. Yankton and Vermillion also have sculptures throughout the downtown area.

Museum and Carnegie Resource Center in Mitchell, Center

Call the local visitors bureau for the most up to date info

for Western Studies and Washington Pavilion’s Visual

as you plan your trip.

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Communities that offer first-rate antique shopping include Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton.

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SHOPPING, DINING AND LODGING

You'll be impressed by the diversity of restaurants, coffee

Many stores and specialty shops throughout the region

shops and wineries in Southeast South Dakota. While

carry quality items that are made right here in South

some establishments feature South Dakota's finest cuts

Dakota. These products range from homemade jams to

of locally grown beef and buffalo, you will also find a

beautifully handcrafted quilts and works of art.

variety of authentic ethnic and international cuisine. Enjoy the nostalgia of Edgar’s Ol’ Fashioned Soda Fountain in

Sioux Falls offers an exceptional shopping and dining experience. Discover treasures at unique specialty shops in the historic downtown or peruse over 180 of the finest stores at the Empire Mall, the largest shopping complex between Minneapolis and Denver. Downtown Sioux Falls dining options include everything from international

Elk Point or choose from over 20 flavors of fresh churned ice cream and sorbet at Stensland Family Farms Store in Sioux Falls. Local wineries which grow their own grapes and make their wine on the premises offer tours, wine tasting and special events throughout the year. Find a list of wineries on page 237.

flavors to home cooking to fine dining. Sidewalk cafés offer a fresh air dining experience.

Southeast South Dakota's lodging choices include everything from a bed & breakfast overlooking the Missouri

Small town eating establishments can offer some of the best home cooking around so be sure to ask a local where

River to a charming rural retreat or cozy rustic lodge, as well as upscale business lodging with all the amenities.

their favorite place to eat is. They always know the best spots. Festivals also provide some great food options,

No matter what the season, Southeast South Dakota will

especially if they have some kind of cook-off.

provide you with a simply wonderful and memorable experience.

There’s hardly a better treasure hunt than you’ll find at antique stores and malls throughout the region.

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2017 EVENTS

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JANUARY

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Christmas with the Animals – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003 The Magic of Bill Blagg – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 “Stomp” – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 Lakota Games on Ice – Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell. 605-996-5473 Ice Fish Fest – Catfish Bay, Sioux Falls. 605-339-0911

FEBRUARY 4 10-11 11 14-15 17 17-19 18 23

Family Winter Try It Day – The Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls. 605-362-2777 Twilight Flights – Strawbale Winery, Renner. 605-543-5071 Valentine WineMaker’s Dinner – Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion. 605-624-4500 “Into the Woods” – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 The Snow Ball – Children’s Museum of SD, Brookings. 605-692-6700 Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale – Sioux Falls. 605-274-4005 Siouxland Renaissance Winter Feast – Sioux Falls. 1-866-489-9241 Raptor Rendezvous – Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls. 605-362-2777

MARCH 1-2 “Momma Mia!” – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 3 Miranda Lambert Concert – Swiftel Center, Brookings. 605-692-7539 7-9 45th Annual Wacipi Powwow – Dakota Dome, Vermillion. 605-624-5571 11 Blind Boy Paxton Concert – Sioux Falls. 605-335-6101 22-26 Matilda: The Musical – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 24-25, 31 Schmeckfest – Freeman. 605-925-4237

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Schmeckfest – Freeman. 605-925-4237 “Cinderella” – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 Peppa Pig Live – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Sioux Falls. 605-335-6101 Dakota Conference – Center for Western Studies, Sioux Falls. 605-274-4007 Party for the Planet – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003

MAY 3-7 5-7 11 19-21 20 25 27 27-28

“The Book of Mormon” – Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 605-367-6000 South Dakota Birding Festival – Ft. Randall. 605-487-7603 Tribute to the King with Travis LeDoyt – Corn Palace, Mitchell. 605-995-8430 Free Fishing Weekend – South Dakota State Parks. 605-773-3391 Fantastic Family Fishing – Palisades State Park, Garretson. 605-594-3824 Shemekia Copeland Concert – Sioux Falls. 605-335-6101 Memorial Weekend in Mitchell – Mitchell. 605-996-6223 SDRA Foothills Rodeo – Wessington Springs. 605-539-1929 Rockin’ RibFest – Memorial Park, Yankton. 605-665-2263 Spring Open House – Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon. 605-582-6471 Northern Bull Riding Tour – Prairie Village, Madison. 605-256-3644 Garden Party – Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home, Yankton. 605-665-7470 Luce Cabin Pioneer Day – Lake Herman State Park, Madison. 605-256-5003 Fun Days – Emery. 605-449-4455 Siouxland Renaissance Festival – Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls. 1-866-489-9241 Becoming an Outdoor Family – Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton. 605-668-2985 Jamboree Days – Hartford. 605-528-3338 Czech Days – Tabor. 605-463-2478 Wheels n’ Squeals – Beresford. 605-763-2021 Marion’s Summer Celebration – Marion. 605-648-2869 Jesse James Days – Garretson. 605-594-6721 Zippity Zoo Day – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003 Women’s Try It Day – Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls. 605-362-2777 Prairie Village Variety Show – Prairie Village, Madison. 605-256-3644

JULY June 30 - July 4 Tornado Days – Centerville. 605-563-2302 1 Extreme Amazing Race – Newton Hills State Park, Canton. 605-987-2263 1-2 Archeology Days – Prehistoric Indian Village, Mitchell. 605-996-5473 1-2 Railroad Days – Prairie Village, Madison. 605-256-3644 6-9 Hot Harley Nights – Sioux Falls. 605-334-2721 7-9 Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant – DeSmet. 1-866-528-7273 13-15 JazzFest – Sioux Falls. 605-335-6101 13-16 Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo – Mitchell. 605-996-6223 14-16 Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant – DeSmet. 1-866-528-7273 14-16 Danish Days – Viborg. 605-326-5103 16 Nat’l Ice Cream Day at the Zoo – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003 21-23 Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant – DeSmet. 1-866-528-7273 29 Discovery Day, Mart in the Park & Road Races – Madison. 605-256-2454 29 Folk off and Rib Challenge – Strawbale Winery, Renner. 605-543-5071 218

78th Sioux Empire Fair – W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7178 Outdoor University – Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls. 605-362-2777 24th Annual Madison Car Show – Prairie Village, Madison. 605-256-3644 Clay County Fair – Vermillion. 605-624-5571 Adams Homestead Celebration – North Sioux City. 605-232-0873 Wing & Brew Fest – Swiftel Center, Brookings. 605-692-7539 Fur Trader Days – Geddes. 605-337-2501 Turner County Fair – Parker. 605-297-4428 Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival – Yankton. 605-665-1657 American Island Days – Chamberlain. 605-680-1202 Downtown Riverfest - Downtown Sioux Falls. 605-338-4009 Corn Palace Festival – Downtown Mitchell. 605-995-8430 55th Steam Threshing Jamboree – Prairie Village, Madison. 605-256-3644 “Bash to the Colonies” Sailboat Regatta – Yankton. 605-665-2680 The Great Dakota Wine Fest – Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion. 605-624-4500

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Survival Weekend – Newton Hills State Park, Canton. 605-987-2263 Monarch Butterfly Tagging – Good Earth State Park, Sioux Falls. 605-987-2263 Ribs, Rods & Rock n’ Roll – Downtown Vermillion. 605-624-5571 Sidewalk Arts Festival – Sioux Falls. 605-367-7397 Harvest Festival/Grape Stomp – Schadé Winery, Volga, 605-627-5545 Grape Stomp – With the Wind Winery, Rosholt, 605-537-4780 Kuchen Festival and Old Time Harvest Festival – Delmont. 605-779-2211 Homesteader Day – Beaver Creek Nature Area, Brandon. 605-594-3824 Animal Enrichment Day – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003 Fall in the Park – Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton. 605-668-2985 Harvest Festival – Good Earth State Park, Sioux Falls. 605-987-2263 Pioneer Power Show – Menno. 605-387-5166

OCTOBER 6-15 7 7 7 14 20-29 21 27-28 27-29 28 28

Harvest Festival – Ufford Hills Pumpkin Patch, Vermillion. 605-624-3618 FestiFALL & Candlelight Walk – Newton Hills, Canton. 605-987-2263 Fall Harvest Festival – Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon. 605-582-6471 Pumpkin Train – Prairie Village, Madison. 605-256-3644 Harvest Festival – Strawbale Winery, Renner. 605-543-5071 Haunted Corn Maze – Ufford Hills Pumpkin Patch, Vermillion. 605-624-3618 Pheasant Season Opens – 605-987-2263 Yankton Harvest Halloween – Yankton. www.harvesthalloween.com ZooBoo – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003 Trick or Treat Trails - Big Sioux Rec Area, Brandon. 605- 582-7243 Winemaker’s Harvest Dinner – Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion. 605-624-4500

NOVEMBER

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Christmas at the Homestead – Adams Homestead, N Sioux City. 605-232-0873 Holiday Open House – Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion. 605-624-4500 Light up Beresford – Beresford. 605-763-2021 Chamber Show & Sell Craft Expo – Madison. 605-256-2454

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Parade of Lights – Vermillion. 605-624-5571 Twilight Flights – Strawbale Winery, Renner. 605-543-5071 Country Christmas – Centerville. 605-563-2302 Holiday Open House – Schadé Winery, Volga, 605-627-5545 Breakfast with Santa – Children’s Museum, Brookings. 605-692-6700 Breakfast with Santa – Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls. 605-367-7003 Hometown Christmas – Hartford. 605-528-6187 Chamber Day with Santa – Madison. 605-256-2454 New Year’s Eve Parade & Craft Event – Delmont. 605-779-2211

ONGOING EVENTS Year Round - Sculpture Walk – Downtown Sioux Falls. 605-339-8359 Year Round - First Fridays Downtown – Sioux Falls. 605-338-4009 Year Round - State Parks Hikes & Programs – State Parks. 605-773-3391 Year Round - Sea & Sky Saturday – Sert. Butterfly House, Sioux Falls. 605-334-9466 May 21 - Sept 24 - Sangria Sundays – Strawbale Winery, Renner. 605-543-5071 May 25 - Sept 14 - Summer Porch Series – Strawbale Winery, Renner. 605-543-5071 May 29 - Sept 4 - Greatest Show on H20 – Catfish Bay, Sioux Falls. 605-339-0911 May - Oct - Main Street Second Saturday – Garretson. 605-594-6723 June - Sept - Sunday in the Vineyard – Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon. 605-582-6471 June - Sept - Evening in the Vineyard – Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon. 605-582-6471 July - Aug - Thursday on the Platz, Vermillion. 605-624-5571 Nov 16 - Jan 7 - Winter Wonderland – Falls Park, Sioux Falls. 605-367-8218 Visit www.southeastsouthdakota.com for a full list of events. Events subject to change - Call ahead to confirm event information.


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Geddes, SD Visit the Geddes Historical Village • Original 1857 Papineau Trading Post • 1895 Red, White & Blue Schoolhouse • Peter Norbeck’s Boyhood Home (Peter Norbeck was a SD Governor & US Senator) • Pioneer Museum • Pioneer Tombstones • 1900 Claim Shanty • WNAX Building

2017 Events: 2nd Weekend in August Annual Fur Trader Days Last Saturday of March & October Flea Market & Auction

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Annual Events in

Delmont, SD Experience small town hospitality and fun as well as rural heritage at these great 2017 events Old-TIme Har vest Festival in Delmont! February 26 - Fireman’s Sausage Supper July 4 - Kids’ Day/ Fireworks Display Mid-August - Farmer in the Dell U-Pick-It Raspberry Farm Don’t miss this one: Two festivals in one!

September 9-10, 2017 Kuchen Festival & Harvest Festival December 31 - New Year’s Eve Parade & Crafting Event

For more information: 605-337-2501

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of fresh air and sunshine calling. Following that call may mean leaving some creature comforts behind – for a little while at least. But don't worry, if sleeping in a tent isn't your cup of tea, we have full service campgrounds with electric hookups for your camper as well as air-conditioned camping cabins. Each of these campgrounds offer a unique camping experience with lots of fresh air, sunshine, plus great scenery.

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popular camping areas. Situated on the banks of beautiful

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LEWIS & CLARK RECREATION AREA: Located near Yankton, this is one of the state’s most

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Hills, near Canton, is a wooded oasis providing

shaded campsites, a lookout tower and a fully equipped

Lewis & Clark Lake and the Missouri River, the park offers

lodge, perfect for family gatherings. Lake Lakota boasts

many prime waterfront campsites and camping cabins,

fishing, swimming and canoeing. You will also find hiking

as well as resort facilities, several trails including a paved

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hiking and biking trail that follows the lake shore,

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equestrian campground and trail, disc golf, archery range, swimming beaches, a full service marina and restaurant.

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NEWTON HILLS STATE PARK:

SPRINGFIELD RECREATION AREA:

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and biking trails as well as cross-country ski trails for win-

ter fun. There is also an equestrian campground and trails.

UNION GROVE STATE PARK: Union Grove, near Beresford, has secluded campsites and features

more than 180 species of trees and shrubs which provide

smaller and quieter park, Springfield Recreation Area

impressive fall colors. Wildlife, including deer, wild turkeys,

is just upriver from Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. The

marmots, rabbits, fox and squirrels, thrives in the park.

park is located on the shores of the Missouri National

Over 200 species of birds visit the area, providing

Recreational River. You’ll find great bass fishing and an

excellent bird watching. There is also a bridle trail and an

adjacent golf course on bluffs overlooking the river.

equestrian campground with corrals.


Garretson, one of the most unique campgrounds in the

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area. Split Rock Creek, which flows through the park, is

campers, canoers and archers. Other activities include

lined with Sioux quartzite formations that rise as much

disc golf course, hiking and biking, and GPS trail. In

as 50 feet above the water. This park is popular with

the winter, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers gather

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Lake Herman at Madison. Located on a peninsula, the

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park offers visitors spectacular views of Lake Herman.

Canoe and kayak rental is available. The park provides

Melting glacial ice formed this 1,350-acre lake thousands

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Colorful quartzite

cliffs along with a colorful past make Palisades, near

campers, hikers, rock climbers and canoers. A comfortable

fully equipped lodge is perfect for family gatherings.

LAKE HERMAN STATE PARK:

History and

water-based recreation attract many campers to

of years ago. An 1871 log cabin built by some of the first settlers to the area has been restored. Visitors to the park

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can now play disc golf, hike, swim, fish, canoe or crosscountry ski. Canoe and kayak rental is available.

BIG SIOUX REC AREA:

Located near

Brandon, this park lies on the banks of the Big Sioux

River with easy access to Sioux Falls. It is popular among

in the warming house. An 1869 homestead cabin will interest history buffs.

LAKE VERMILLION REC AREA:

Near

Canistota, Lake Vermillion is popular among

fishermen, boaters, canoers, swimmers and hunters.

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PALISADES STATE PARK:

the ideal hunting camp with waterfowl and upland game

nearby.

STATE PARK LODGES:

If you prefer all

the comforts of home as you explore nature, the

beautiful lodges located at Newton Hills and Palisades

WALKER’S POINT REC AREA:

Nearby

Walker’s Point is tucked along the shore of Lake

State Parks are just right for you. Lodges are fully equipped and perfect for larger groups.

Madison. This small but complete park meets the needs of campers and anglers. Campsites are located near the water and many offer picturesque views of the lake.

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CLAY COUNTY PARK

& CAMPGROUND:

Near Vermillion, this park encompasses 34 acres

of vast beautiful wilderness on the last natural stretch of

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the Missouri River. It offers camping, picnic shelters, boat ramp, fishing dock and a paved nature trail.

TABOR LAKESIDE USE AREA:

If you

don’t mind roughing it, this remote area offers a

primitive camping experience with beautiful unspoiled

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views of the Missouri River. For boaters and fishermen, a boat ramp and dock are available.

ELK POINT CITY PARK CAMPGROUND: Conveniently located near Interstate 29, Elk

Point’s campground is situated in the beautifully landscaped city park and includes firepits, picnic tables, shelters, electric hook-ups and a bathhouse. The city swimming pool is nearby. Privately owned campgrounds offer even more options. Check out our campground directory on page 223. •

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OPEN YEAR ROUND MON-SAT: 10AM-5PM SUN: 11AM-5PM Located in Sertoma Park, minutes from the Empire Mall and easily accessible from I-29 and I-90.

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PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS DE SMET

Ingalls Homestead 20812 Homestead Rd., 1-800-776-3594 DELL RAPIDS City Campground West side of S Garfield Ave., 605-428-3595 ELK POINT City Park Campground, I-29, Exit 18, 1 mile E, 2 blocks S, 605-356-2141 FLANDREAU City Park Campground, 1 mile E of Hwys. 32 & 13 Intersection, 605-997-2492 GARRETSON City Park/Split Rock Park Campground North end of Garretson, 605-594-2225 MADISON Camp Lakodia 45156 235th Street, 877-LAKODIA Prairie Village Campground, 2 miles W on Hwy. 34 & 81, 1-800-693-3644 MITCHELL KOA Mitchell 41255 SD Hwy. 38, 605-996-1131 N. SIOUX CITY Sioux City North KOA, 675 Streeter Drive 1-800-562-5439, 605-232-4519 SALEM Camp America Campground 25495 US 81, 605-425-9085 SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls KOA, I-90 Exit 399 1-800-KOA-9865, 605-332-9987 Tower Campground 4501 W 12th Street, 605-332-1173 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds 100 N Lyon Blvd., 605-367-7178 Yogi Bear Camp Resort, 26014 478th Ave. Brandon, 605-332-2233, 800-638-9043 SPRINGFIELD Cogan House RV Park 31133 Bon Homme Road, 605-464-0238 TEA Red Barn RV Park, 47003 272nd Street I-29, Exit 73, 605-368-2268 VERMILLION Clay County Park Campground, Timber Road 4 mi. SW of Vermillion off SD 50, 800-809-2071

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CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY

STATE CAMPGROUNDS BERESFORD BRANDON CANISTOTA CANTON GARRETSON MADISON

SPRINGFIELD TABOR YANKTON

Union Grove State Park 11 mi. S of Beresford off I-29, 605-987-2263 Big Sioux Recreation Area, 4 mi. S of Brandon off I-90, Exit 406, 605-582-7243 Lake Vermillion Recreation Area 5 mi. S of I-90, Exit 374, 605-296-3643 Newton Hills State Park 6 mi. S of Canton off Co. 135, 605-987-2263 Palisades State Park, 7 mi. N , 1 mi. W of I-90, Exit 410, 605-594-3824 Lake Herman State Park, 2 mi. W of Madison off SD 34, 605-256-5003 Walker’s Point Recreation Area, 9 mi. SE of Madison off SD 19, 605-256-5003 Springfield Recreation Area, 1 mi. E of Springfield off SD 37, 605-668-2985 Tabor Lakeside Use Area, (primitive camping) 6 mi. S of Tabor off SD 52, 605-668-2985 Chief White Crane Recreation Area 5 mi. SW of Yankton off SD 52, 605-668-2985 Lewis & Clark Recreation Area 6 mi. SW of Yankton off SD 52, 605-668-2985 Pierson Ranch Recreation Area 4 mi. SW of Yankton off SD 52, 605-668-2985

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE PARKS RESERVATION SYSTEM: 1-800-710-CAMP(2267) OR WWW.CAMPSD.COM While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these listings, all information is subject to change.

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HIT THE TRAIL

Beaver Creek Recreation Area

IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO

Take a trail to adventure. Experience the natural tranquil beauty that is Simply South Dakota. There are many ways

your favorite bird, animal or plant book and chart your

to explore southeast South Dakota, including extensive

own course. Handicap accessible trails are located at

trail systems throughout the region. Pick your favorite

Beaver Creek Nature Area and Big Sioux, Lewis & Clark

mode of transportation: bicycle, horseback, cross country

and Pierson Ranch Recreation Areas.

skis, a snowmobile or your own two feet.

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Guided hikes are available at our state parks or just bring


of trails ramble through woodland and prairie. Winter brings cross country skiers and snowmobilers to the trails.

Grove State Parks and Clay County Park. Lewis & Clark,

An 1870s cabin at Beaver Creek Nature Area, also near

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Brandon, is host to historic living history programs.

Newton Hills and Union Grove also have camping facilities

specially outfitted for horses and their riders. HIT THE TRAIL CONTINUES ON PAGE 236

GOOD EARTH STATE PARK

AT BLOOD

NEWTON HILLS STATE PARK:

Newton

and oak forests, as well as open grasslands. There’s also a 8 mile multi-use trail, arboretum trail and great birdwatching. An observation tower offers a bird’s eye view.

PALISADES STATE PARK & DEVIL’S GULCH: Trails twist and turn through scenic quartzite

formations along Split Rock Creek at Palisades State Park,

near Garretson. Sights along the trail include a bridge designated as a National Historic Structure. A challenging climb awaits the more adventurous on towering quartzite spires and sheer cliff walls. Devil’s Gulch provides scenic

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trails to Devil’s Falls and Devil’s Stairway amidst legends of outlaw Jesse James.

ADAMS HOMESTEAD & NATURE PRESERVE: Trails at Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, near

North Sioux City, offer trails through native prairie grasses along the Missouri River, with wildlife viewing blinds along

the way. Trails also meander through cottonwood groves and a century old homestead complete with a home,

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barns, church and school house. Guided golf cart tours

are available for those with physical disabilities.

SPIRIT MOUND:

Stand where Lewis and Clark

stood 200 years ago. Take the three-quarter mile

trail to the summit of Spirit Mound, near Vermillion, over-

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Hills’ Woodland Trail, near Canton, is on the National

Recreational Trails registry. It crosses dense basswood

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trail/nearest town

Snowshoeing

along the banks of the Big Sioux River.

Snowmobiling

through Bur Oak Forest, native tall grass prairie and winds

Equestrian Trail

Handicap Access Trail

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Biking Trail

American sacred site. It features 2 miles of hiking trails

TRAILS DIRECTORY Hiking Trail

State Park, is located just east of Sioux Falls. This National

Historic Landmark is the location of a large Native

Cross Country Ski Trail

RUN: South Dakota’s newest state park, Good Earth

SOUTHEAST REGION

Parks offering equestrian trails include Big Sioux and Lewis & Clark Recreation Areas, Newton Hills and Union

looking 300 acres of restored prairie. Interpretive signs

transform the hike into a learning experience.

BIG SIOUX RECREATION AREA

&

BEAVER CREEK NATURE AREA: Big Sioux Recre-

ation Area lies on the banks of the Big Sioux River. Miles

Adam’s Homestead & Nature Preserve North Sioux City Beaver Creek Nature Area Brandon Big Sioux Recreation Area Brandon Big Sioux River Recreation Trail Sioux Falls Chief White Crane Recreation Area Yankton Clay County Park Vermillion Devil’s Gulch Garretson East River Snowmobile Trails Several Areas Good Earth State Park at Blood Run Near Sioux Falls Great Bear Recreation Park Sioux Falls Lake Herman State Park Madison Lake Vermillion Recreation Area Montrose Lewis & Clark Recreation Area Yankton Madison Bike & Recreation Trail Madison Meridian Trails & Bridge Yankton Mitchell Trails & Lake Mitchell Mitchell Newton Hills State Park Canton Outdoor Campus Sioux Falls Palisades State Park Garretson Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Yankton Prairie Arboretum Freeman Sioux River Red Rock Trail Dell Rapids Spirit Mound Historic Prairie Vermillion Springfield Recreation Area Springfield Union Grove State Park Beresford

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A TECHNO-TREASURE HUNT

Geocache Find

GEOCACHING IS A

Geocaching (pronounced "geo-cashing") is an outdoor

The area between Lennox and Menno has dozens of

treasure hunt using hand-held Global Positioning System

caches arranged to spell the word “GEOCACHING”.

(GPS) units. The geocachers hide and seek "treasures,"

You can also geocache the Oyate Trail across southern

which are found in waterproof containers and typically

South Dakota and receive a special coin. There are 110

include a pencil, small notebook to serve as a logbook

geocaches spaced approximately every 3 miles along the

for finders and several trinkets like key chains, small toys

trail. The first 50 geocachers to find at least 100 caches

and buttons. Geocaches can range in size from a small

along the trail are eligible for an Official Oyate Trail

film canister to bigger than a 5-gallon bucket. Geocachers hide the geocache and enter coordinates (latitude and longitude) on a website. Others download

Geocaching Coin. To find these and other caches throughout the region and for more in depth how-to information, go to www.geocaching.com.

the coordinates, enter them into a GPS unit and hunt for

There are many types of geocaching. If you are a begin-

the geocache.

ner, starting off with the traditional type described above

Once the cache is found, the finders enter their names and date into the cache logbook. The finders can then take an object from the cache while leaving something of equal or higher value. The finders replace the geocache in the same place where they found it for future geocachers to find.

is a good idea. Afterwards, you may progress to more complex types of geocaching. A multi-cache involves finding two or more locations. Most have a hint to find the second cache, and the second cache has a hint to the third, and so on. A mystery or puzzle cache may involve complicated puzzles that you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. An Earth-Cache is a

Geocaching is popular all across the state, particularly in

little more difficult. You have to identify some geologic

South Dakota's State Parks including Adams Homestead

feature, have your picture taken with it and then post the

& Nature Preserve, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area and

picture online.

Palisades State Park. These state parks also offer some hands-on learning opportunities. Caches are listed on www.gfp.sd.gov/to-do/geocaching/. 226

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy together. •


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ROCK CLIMBING PALISADES STATE PARK:

A small, but scenic geologic wonder, Palisades State Park

The nearby city of Garretson, just two miles north of the

is nestled among the sheer cliffs overlooking the Split

park, provides all the services necessary for an extended

Rock Creek just a short half-hour’s drive from Sioux Falls.

visit. Palisades State Park is just 10 miles north of I-90 off

The park offers the regular menu of outdoor recreation

Exit 406 near Brandon. A Palisades climbing brochure is

opportunities, including camping, hiking and picnicking.

available at the park, by mail (call 605-594-3824) or on

But it also offers a unique form of outdoor excitement

the Palisades page at www.gfp.sd.gov.

for the more adventuresome at heart. Palisades is one of just a few premier rock climbing sites

For more info, contact Palisades State Park, 25495 485th Avenue, Garretson, SD 57030. •

in the Midwest. Numerous climbing routes are easily accessed and provide a wide assortment of climbing experiences. Sioux quartzite formations play host to a variety of face and crack climbs, with even a few hidden bouldering sites thrown in for good measure. Whether top-roping a novice route on South Wall or Rattlesnake Rock, or a more ambitious route at Swing Set Cove or on Positron, climbers from all over the Midwest make the trek to Palisades to take on the forces of gravity. When you think of rock climbing, you don’t always have to venture out to the mountains. Sometimes a prairie oasis like Palisades State Park may offer more than meets the eye. And the views experienced while hanging from a rope fifty feet above the waters of Split Rock Creek are quite different than those experienced by other park visitors. It’s all a matter of perspective!

PORTER SCULPTURE PARK On Interstate 90 At Exit 374

KIDS FREE • 60 foot tall Bull’s Head, plus dozens more sculptures the entire family will enjoy • Open Memorial Day to Labor Day

Located on I-90, Montrose Exit 374 25 miles west of Sioux Falls www.portersculpturepark.com 227


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HUNTER’S PARADISE

Pheasant Hunters

STOP ON ANY COUNTRY ROAD AND YOU’RE IN A

Our state bird, the Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, thrives in the habitat provided by Southeast South Dakota’s landscape. Thousands of hunters descend upon the southeast region of the state in the fall for their chance at the wily pheasant. Southeast South Dakota towns are just waiting to host your hunting trip. Hotels and restaurants gear up for the season with special menus and friendly people to make your stay enjoyable.

Range and Habitat: Pheasants prefer agricultural fields, wooded draws, tree strips, wetlands and set-aside acres. Most of South Dakota is privately owned. Permission is required to hunt, but public lands such as Game Production Areas and Walk-In Areas offer choice habitat

Hunting is a year-round sport in southeast South Dakota.

for pheasants. Early in the season, pheasants are

Small game, waterfowl and big game dominate the fall

scattered in small flocks, but winter’s fury pushes birds

hunting seasons. Predator hunting fills the winter months,

into heavy cover and concentrates them. Tree strips,

and spring signals the start of turkey hunting. Though

cattail sloughs and dense weed patches hold pheasants

pheasant and deer are the most popular, hunters may

this time of year. Search for small, out-of-the-way pockets

find additional hunts for partridge, quail, dove, coyote

that may have escaped the hunting pressure of large

and fox.

groups. Small sloughs, plum thickets or even fence line

PHEASANT

vegetation hold pheasants. Prepare for the weather. Fall

Traditional season: Mid-October through early January. Season opens October 21, 2017. Preserve season: 228

September through March.

weather conditions range from 70 degrees to below zero wind chill.


DUCKS

Range and Habitat: More than 15 million ducks migrate

Hunting Guides & Outfitters

annually through South Dakota. They include mallards, gadwall, pintails and teal. The migration peaks in midNovember along the Missouri River. Nonresident waterfowl licenses are limited and issued by lottery drawing.

GEESE Traditional Fall Season: September to December. Range and Habitat: The Missouri River corridor is the

Cogan House & Dakota Custom Hunt Office: 31133 Bon Homme Road, Tabor, SD 57063 Located on Missouri River and Lewis & Clark Trail. Professional guides hunts for pheasant, ducks, geese, archery deer or turkey. Fishing-boat launch 1/4 mile away. Cogan B&B - rent for your hunt, reunions, weddings, meetings. Complete kitchen, satellite TV, ample parking, 24 unit RV park. 6 miles east of Springfield, SD. Email: thecoganhouse@gmail.com 605-464-0238 • www.TheCoganHouse.com

SOUTHEAST REGION

Traditional Season: Late September to December.

main route for more than 400,000 migrating Canada geese, and eastern South Dakota attracts 350,000 snow- and blue-geese migrants.

EAST RIVER DEER Traditional Season: Firearm, mid-late November to early December. Archery, late September to mid-January. Range and Habitat: East of the Missouri River, deer

Mike Kuchera’ s South Dakota Guide Service, Inc. Office: 135 E. 2nd Ave., PO Box 10, Mitchell, SD 57301 Premium complete guided hunting packages for ringneck pheasants on the farms of southeastern South Dakota. With deluxe accommodations based out of Mitchell. A Tradition of Excellence since 1972! Also offer separate sharp-tail grouse and prairie chicken hunts and European driven pheasant hunts. 605-996-1120 • www.sdpheasants.com

HUNTER’S PARADISE CONTINUES ON PAGE 237

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RIVER RAMBLING

Split Rock Creek

OUR WATERS ARE PERFECT FOR

Our lakes and rivers offer pristine waters, picturesque

flotation device that fits properly, is readily available

scenery, historical sites and abundant wildlife. With more

and in serviceable condition.

than 175 natural and man-made lakes and three major rivers, Southeast South Dakota is perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Paddlers can immerse themselves in the region’s natural beauty. Canoe and kayak outings can be combined with fishing, swimming, camping or hiking along the shoreline and can last a couple of hours or be a week-long adventure.

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BIG SIOUX RIVER:

With good water levels in

the spring and early summer, it is possible to paddle

from US 14 near Brookings to the river’s confluence with the Missouri River. Paddlers favor the segment from Lien

Identify all access areas and hazards before beginning.

Park in Sioux Falls to Newton Hills State Park. Spring and

Sometimes portages are needed to get around dams,

summer are the best times to paddle this stretch of river.

fences and sandbars. Always have a contingency plan to

Points of interest along the way include the Big Sioux

get off the river if weather or river/lake conditions change

Recreation Area, Gitchie Manitou Park, the old Klondike

or a paddler becomes sick or tired.

Mills site and Newton Hills State Park. Both Big Sioux and

Most shorelines in South Dakota are privately owned. Permission must be secured before going on the land. River sandbars may appear to be excellent camping sites but water levels can rise quickly. South Dakota law requires that non-motorized boats over 12 feet long, including canoes and kayaks, be licensed in South Dakota or another state. The registration decal

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A list follows of some of the most popular waters for

canoe and kayak excursions:

Newton Hills have canoe launch sites and camping facilities where a park entrance license is required. Note,

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there are several low head dams where your watercraft must be portaged to the other side.

SPLIT ROCK CREEK: If you are a white-water paddler, the high water flow in spring and the

summer rains make the Split Rock Creek just the place

must be shown on each side of the bow. Every person

for you. Winding through scenic northeastern Minnehaha

in the watercraft must have an approved personal

County you'll eventually meet up with the Big Sioux River


SOUTHEAST REGION Missouri River

east of Sioux Falls. With an elevation drop of 130 feet in eight miles from the SD 11 access west of Garretson, through Palisades State Park, to the SD 11 access, north of Corson, there are stretches that can be hazardous for the inexperienced in white-water paddling. You’ll find access points at Palisades State Park, right-of-ways that cross the river, as well as at McHardy Park in Brandon.

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The sheer walls of red quartzite that line portions of the creek provide a scenic trip for paddlers.

VERMILLION RIVER: From spring to fall the scenic Vermillion River can generally be paddled

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MISSOURI RIVER: Exploring the Missouri River by canoe or kayak is something you'll never forget.

This river experience is not for the novice paddler. The

Missouri is a big river that on windy days looks more like a large reservoir with white-capped waves that can easily swamp a canoe. There are no rapids, but sunken sandbars, snags and other obstacles abound. The Missouri is 20 feet or more deep in places. Know your paddling ability and don't exceed it. Two segments are administered by the National Park Service as the Missouri National Recreational River. For more information, see page 56 or visit www.nps.gov/mnrr.

from Centerville south to the Missouri River. Access may be found at rights-of-way that cross the river. Colorful fall foliage is especially showy from Vermillion southward.

RIVER RAMBLING CONTINUES ON PAGE 237

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REEL IN THE FUN WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Southeastern South Dakota has more than 175 fishing

during the spring and drop-offs during the summer. Still-

lakes ranging in size from three to 29,000 acres. Glacial

fishing with a small jig or fly fishing with wet flies or small

lakes exist in this region in addition to numerous man-

poppers is effective for bluegills.

made lakes. Three major rivers course through the region: the Big Sioux River, James River and Missouri River, which includes Lewis and Clark Lake, a 30-mile-long Missouri

For young and old alike, nothing keeps fishing attention longer than bullheads. Good bullhead waters include most lakes and the Big Sioux and James Rivers.

River reservoir. Other popular fishing waters: Splitrock Creek, Marindahl This region welcomes fishermen year-round with open seasons on most species of fish. Along with private and city campgrounds, 10 state parks and recreation areas

Lake, Lake Madison, Lake Herman, Lake Mitchell, Lake Yankton, Vermillion Lake, Lake Alvin, McCook Lake, Lake Lakota and Lake Henry.

provide over 1,000 campsites to fishing visitors. A host of resorts and hotels are available for those who prefer

ACCESSIBLE FISHING DOCKS

the comforts of soft beds and cable TV.

Handicap accessible fishing docks have been installed in

The most fished species in this region includes walleye,

a number of state parks, including Lake Herman, Newton

northern pike, channel catfish, largemouth bass, small-

Hills, Lake Vermillion, Lake Alvin, Lewis & Clark and

mouth bass, bullhead, bluegill, perch and crappie.

Springfield Recreation Areas. These docks feature low railings, accessible ramps, sidewalks and nearby parking.

Walleye and bass compete for top honors in this region. Lewis and Clark Lake, above Gavins Point Dam, draws

FREE FISHING WEEKEND

anglers from across the nation for its alluring combination

South Dakota fishing waters, excluding tribal trust land,

of largemouth and smallmouth bass. Backwater bays,

are open to anyone May 19-21, 2017 to fish without a

sandbar drop-offs, creeks and stands of rushes provide

license. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce some-

habitat for both species. Walleye, sauger and catfish also

one to the sport of fishing or to try it for the first time.

make up the catches for Lewis and Clark anglers. Panfishermen will want to look for shallow weed beds 232

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FISH SPECIES 2

Beaver Lake

Hartford

300

Beaver Lake

Utica

72

Brant Lake

Chester

943

Burbank Lake

Burbank

100

Clear Lake

Colton

472

Corsica Lake

Corsica

110

Covell Lake (Kid’s Pond)

Sioux Falls

15

Dell Rapids Dam

Dell Rapids

5

Diamond Lake

Franklin

256

Dimock Lake

Dimock

75

Ethan Dam

Ethan

38

Forsch Lake

Salem

160

Fulton Lake

Fulton

18

Grass Lake Gross Lake

Humboldt Spencer

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Franklin

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Jansen Lake

Emery

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Lake Carthage

Carthage

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Lake Hanson

Alexandria

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Canton

90

Lake Madison

Madison

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Lake Mitchell

Mitchell

670

Lake Yankton

Yankton

250

Lewis & Clark Lake

Yankton

31,000

Long Lake

Franklin

480

Loss Lake

Humboldt

90

Lost Lake

Humboldt

163

Lyons Lake

Emery

159

Marindahl Lake

Volin

139

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Scott Lake

Hartford

107

Silver Lake

Dolton

393

Swan Lake

Hurley

208

Tripp Lake

Tripp

10

Tyndall (Kid’s Pond)

Tyndall

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Vermillion Lake

Canistota

513

Wall Lake

Hartford

207

Westside (Kid’s Pond)

Yankton

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Missouri River

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James River

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Vermillion River

McCook Lake

Split Rock Creek

Lake Lakota

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Harrisburg

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Madison

Boat Ramp

Lake Alvin

Lake Herman

Toilet

FACILITIES

Armour

Lake Henry

Camping

Rainbow Trout

Brown Trout

Walleye

Sturgeon

Saugeye

Sauger

Perch

Northern Pike

Muskie

Crappie

Catfish

Bullhead

Bluegill

Armour (Kid’s Pond)

rivers and streams

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nearest town

White Bass

Largemouth Bass

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lakes and reservoirs

Smallmouth Bass

# aCres

FISHING WATERS & FISH SPECIES

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The fish are spawned and later released to increase or maintain fish populations in the wild. The pallid sturgeon

Paddlefish fishing in South Dakota is as unique as the prehistoric fish that is the quarry. Anglers interested in paddlefish have two options: a summer archery season or a fall snagging season. A limited number of licenses

is an ancient fish that can grow up to six feet long and weigh 85 pounds, with a lifespan of up to 100 years. Portions of the hatchery are open to the public. Guided tours may be arranged for groups by calling 605-665-3352. For more information visit www.fws.gov/gavinspoint/.

are available to both residents and nonresidents to either

ICE FISHING

snag or use archery equipment to take one of these large

South Dakota’s fishing season never closes. Your annual

fish between Gavins Point Dam and the Big Sioux River.

license is good year-round. For the true sportsman with

GAVINS POINT NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY AND AQUARIUM

can be a great relief to cabin fever. You’ll find plenty of

Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, near

a warm disposition and a good down parka, ice fishing

SOUTHEAST REGION

PADDLEFISH

frozen lakes to explore with good fishing all winter long.

Yankton, raises the endangered pallid sturgeon and the

For more information, contact S.D. Game, Fish & Parks,

paddlefish, which is a “species of concern” in many states.

at (605) 223-7660 or visit www.gfp.sd.gov. •

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HIT THE TRAIL CONTINUES FROM PAGE 225

LEWIS & CLARK RECREATION AREA & MERIDIAN TRAILS: Lewis and Clark Recreation

Area, near Yankton, has miles of trails including a paved lakeside trail, rugged mountain bike trails and a wooded hike up to a scenic overlook of the Missouri River. These trails connect with the Meridian Trails system in Yankton. The Meridian Bridge Trail crosses an historical double-

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decker bridge over the Missouri River that has been converted to a pedestrian bridge.

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UNION GROVE STATE PARK:

Union

Grove, near Beresford, features a 4-mile multi-use

trail and a large variety of trees which provide fall color and habitat for birds and wildlife.

URBAN TRAILS:

Falls Park, Sioux Falls

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SNOWMOBILE TRAILS:

Winter brings

a blanket of white, along with opportunities

offered by hundred of miles of snowmobile trails connecting Garretson, Dell Rapids, Brookings, Madison,

Many towns have walking/

biking trails that provide a relaxing escape to nature

in the middle of the city. In Sioux Falls you can walk, jog

Mitchell, DeSmet, Huron, Lennox and Parker. State parks that provide snowmobile trails are Big Sioux Recreation Area and Lewis & Clark Recreation Area.

or bike along the Big Sioux River from Falls Park to the

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Outdoor Campus. A five-story viewing tower provides a

Take a trail to your own adventure and experience the

360-degree view of Falls Park and the city skyline.

natural, tranquil beauty that is Simply South Dakota. •


JAMES RIVER:

HUNTER’S PARADISE CONTINUES FROM PAGE 229

The James River is a prairie

hunters will find crops such as corn, oats, wheat,

stream that meanders and curves. It has been called

sunflowers and soybeans attracting the whitetail deer

the longest unnavigable river in the world. Fortunately,

population. Mule deer hunting is limited to counties bor-

this distinction doesn’t apply to paddlers who travel the

dering the Missouri River. Rolling pastures, tree strips,

river in spring and early summer. You will find picturesque

river bottoms and cattail sloughs provide escape cover.

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pastoral scenes as you follow this winding river. There are

Nonresidents may apply for a license if there are leftovers.

several access points near US and SD Highways.

PRAIRIE TURKEY LAKES TO PADDLE: Many South Dakota state

Traditional Season: Spring firearm and archery, mid-April

parks have lakes that have easy access and are fun

to mid-May. Fall prairie turkey, early October through Jan.

to paddle. These parks include Chief White Crane and Lewis and Clark Recreation Areas near Yankton, Lake Alvin near Harrisburg, Lake Herman State Park and Walk-

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Range and Habitat: In the eastern portion of the state, turkeys prefer the woods and brushy hillsides of rivers, as well as tree belts.

ers Point Recreation Area near Madison, Lake Vermillion near Montrose and Newton Hills State Park near Canton.

Residents and nonresidents must apply for licenses.

For more info on state parks contact S.D. Game, Fish &

For more information contact S.D. Game, Fish & Parks at

Parks at 605-773-3391 or visit www.gfp.sd.gov. •

(605) 223-7660 or visit www.gfp.sd.gov. •

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RETRACE THE STEPS OF

The Corps of Discovery explored this area 200 years ago. Make discoveries of your own as you follow the trail through Southeast South Dakota. ADAMS HOMESTEAD & NATURE PRESERVE At Adams Nature Preserve, located near North Sioux City, you can observe one of the last free-flowing segments of the Missouri River. Miles of hiking and biking trails crisscross the preserve.

FIRST ELECTION WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: Spirit Mound

Following the death of Sgt. Charles Floyd, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark needed a sergeant to replace him. A vote was held August 22, 1804. Patrick Gass received 19 votes in what is believed to be the first election by U.S. citizens west of the Mississippi. A marker

turned out to be a group of Yankton shooting at an empty

in Elk Point memorializes the event. A wayside exhibit in

keg the explorers had thrown into the river. Realizing his

the park provides additional Lewis & Clark information.

mistake, Clark invited the Yankton to smoke pipes and

LEWIS AND CLARK VISITOR CENTER:

exchange news, which they did. An interpretive panel

On August 30, 1804 the expedition had its first council with the Yankton Sioux at Calumet Bluff. The two groups met under the shade of an oak tree. Lewis delivered his customary speech, promoting commerce with the United

near the bridge which now spans the Missouri at Running Water commemorates the incident. A scenic overlook provides a spectacular view.

SPIRIT MOUND

States, and presented the chiefs with gifts of tobacco,

Lewis and Clark encountered tribes who told them of

clothing and medals. The council continued into the next

18-inch devils, armed with arrows, inhabiting a prairie hill.

day, when the chiefs gave their own speeches. The

The story sparked Lewis and Clark’s interest, and on

Yanktons prepared a feast. The Lewis and Clark Visitor

August 25, 1804, they set off on foot to investigate. The

Center is a great place to learn more about this historic

men hiked for four hours in the sweltering heat. At the

expedition, the tribes they encountered and the Missouri

top, the infamous devils were nowhere to be found. But

River itself. Built on a bluff overlooking Lewis and Clark

the explorers did see an incredible sight: a herd of nearly

Lake, the center offers incredible photo opportunities.

800 buffalo grazing in the distance. Spirit Mound stands

Take Highway 52 west from Yankton and follow the bridge

along Hwy. 19, six miles north of Vermillion. Over 300

across Gavins Point Dam.

acres of prairie are being restored to original grasses and

RUNNING WATER On September 2, 1806, on their return trip, the explorers

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the directions of the shots. The so-called “war party”

there is a 3/4 mile hiking trail to the summit of Spirit Mound with interpretive signage.

had a tense moment near present-day Running Water.

INTERPRETIVE PANELS

The men, in several canoes, passed a group of Indians,

The Lewis & Clark Trail is a driving route that follows the

which Clark took to be a “war party” on shore. When

Missouri River. Interpretive panels along the trail mark

shots rang out, Clark gathered 15 men and ran towards

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Making History Then and Now

As early as Aug. 22, 1804, Elk Point was making news. Lewis & Clark camped here to elect Patrick Gass as sergeant to replace Charles Floyd, who had died 2 days earlier – the first election by U.S. citizens west of the Mississippi! And it was here on the return trip that a trapper relayed their first news of civilization. See our Lewis & Clark Wayside Exhibit for the whole story.

Get an old-fashioned welcome from sponsors like these: City of Elk Point Campground Edgar’s Ol’ Fashioned Soda Fountain Hometown Inn Ollie’s Drive Inn Rose Tree Advertising Union County Historical Society Museum

Still Making News Today – Elk Point was first settled in 1859 along the Military Road from Sioux Cit y to Ft. Randall. Throughout our history, we continued to make headlines. Our progressive schools, affordable housing, health clinic, golf course, swimming pool, park & campground, baseball complex, bike path, hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities are among the amenities that have earned us kudos as “the best place to live in rural America” ... “the 9th fastest growing in terms of family income” in almost 4000 U.S. counties ... “the #1 area for business recruitment in areas with less than 200,000 population.” Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant boasts a 4-star rating and Midwest Living readers voted Edgar’s Ol’ Fashioned Soda Fountain “the best ice cream shop in the Midwest.”

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Yet the hometown values remain in our friendly town with old fashioned street lights, historic sites and welcoming smiles. We’d love to have you visit….. we would love to have you stay! Elk Point, SD • Interstate 29, Exit 15 & 18 • (605) 356-2141 • www.elkpoint.org

Make us the high note of your trip NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM “One of the largest and most important collections of historical instruments in the world” whose “galleries teem with masterpieces.” CERTI

—New York Times

Les Paul-model guitar, 1952

Adolphe Sax tenor saxophone, 1861-2

Antonio Stradivari violin, 1693

2016

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414 E. Clark Street (corner of Clark and Yale) Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 605-677-5306

www.nmmusd.org

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MISSOURI NATIONAL RECREATIONAL RIVER

PART OF THE NATION’S WILD AND SCENIC RIVER SYSTEM

The Missouri National Recreational River preserves two

rise 250 feet over the untamed river. The main channel

stretches of the Missouri River. It is a meandering, living

twists and turns in gnarled braids from one shore to the

river — no dams or channelization. Forming much of the

other, and the river flows slower, sometimes as slow as a

border between South Dakota and Nebraska, it is also

lazy two miles per hour.

part of the nation’s Wild and Scenic River system. Congress added the 59-mile reach between Gavins Point Dam and Ponca State Park in 1978 and the 39-mile reach, which includes the lower 20 miles of the Niobrara River

Native floodplain forests, tall and mixed grass prairie remnants, and the rivers and tributaries themselves provide habitat for several endangered and threatened bird and fish species.

and the lower eight miles of Verdigre Creek, between Ft. Randall Dam and Running Water in 1991. MISSOURI CONTINUES ON PAGE 242

In the eastern reach the "Big Muddy" is vast, spectacular and unique, flowing fast past chalk bluffs, some as high as 100 feet. The river valley is as wide as two miles in some places, a testament to the twists and turns the river has taken over the last several thousand years. Islands, bars, and chutes still attest to the river’s dynamic character. The river in the western reach is more than 20 feet deep,

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Gavins Point Dam and Lewis & Clark Visitor Center, Yankton

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HISTORICAL POINTS OF INTEREST

FISHING AND HUNTING

& Clark expedition. It is in this region they recorded their

Walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and

first impressions and descriptions of Plains Indians tribes.

catfish are popular catches. In season hunters take geese,

Their council with the Yankton Sioux demonstrated their

ducks, quail, turkeys, pheasants and deer. Licenses are

diplomatic efforts. Clark drew maps of this part of the

required.

river. Joseph Fields killed the party's first bison near

The MNRR region can serve as a microcosm of the Lewis

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

today's Burbank, SD. And the only death on the expedition occurred near the park.

Most visitors come to the Missouri National Recreational River for its refreshing water and premier boating, fishing,

One place to explore the Lewis and Clark saga is at the

canoeing, and kayaking. Exploring the "Big Muddy" by

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam. It

canoe or kayak is something you'll never forget. This

provides a particularly useful introduction to the story.

recreational activity, however, is not for the novice paddler,

The visitor center offers views of the river, Lewis and

and requires appropriate watercraft. You can also camp,

Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam as well as exhibits, a

tour powerhouses and historic sites, birdwatch, visit a

theater, and a bookstore.

fish hatchery and aquarium, and explore quiet trails.

Visit online: www.nps.gov/mnrr •

EXPLORE THE I-29 CULTURAL CORRIDOR Interstate 29 boasts a rich array of cultural opportunities featuring family fun, the arts, outdoor adventures, historical museums and Native American heritage.

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name/address/Phone

Handicap Accessible Restaurant on Premises Lounge on Premises Free Cont. Breakfast Swimming Pool Jacuzzi/Whirlpool Fitness Center Meeting Room Pets Allowed Guest Laundry Suites Kitchenettes Airport Shuttle

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HOTELS & MOTELS AVON

North Vue Motel, 509 Poplar St, 605-286-3202

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BRANDON

Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Waterpark, 1103 N. Splitrock Blvd, 605-582-2901

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CANISTOTA

Best Western U-Bar Motel, 130 Ash St, 605-296-3466, 800-566-8227

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Hometowne Inn, 909 W. Main St, 605-356-2667

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FLANDREAU

Royal River Casino & Hotel, 607 S. Veterans St, 1-877-912-LUCK

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FREEMAN

Fensel’s Motel & Gift Shop, 500 N. Hwy 81, 605-925-4204, 800-658-3319

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Freeman Country Inn, 1019 S. Hwy. 81, 605-925-4888

27

HARTFORD

AmericInn Hotel & Suites, 1031 Diamond Circle, 605-528-5000

47

HOWARD

Watercrest Hotel & Howard Conference Center, 103 S. Main, 605-772-4700

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MADISON

The Bunkhouse at Campus Village, 1515 NW 2nd St, 605-203-0181

33

MITCHELL

Comfort Inn & Suites, 2020 Highland Way, 605-990-2400, 1-800-4CHOICE

72

Days Inn, 1506 S. Burr, 605-996-6208, 800-329-7466

68

Hampton Inn, 1920 Highland Way, 605-995-1575, 866-252-2900

75

Holiday Inn Express, 810 E. Spruce, 605-292-9292, 888-465-4329

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Thunderbird Lodge, 1601 S. Burr St, 605-996-6645, 800-996-2810

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DAKOTA DUNES Country Inn & Suites, 151 Tower Rd, 605-232-3500, 800-456-4000

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N. SIOUX CITY Red Carpet Inn & Suites, 110 Sodrac Drive, 605-232-9600, 866-232-9698

35

SALEM

Home Motel, 361 S. Nebraska, 605-425-2828

15

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AeroStay Hotel, 2721 N. Jaycee Lane (Connected to Airport), 605-336-0762

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AmericInn, 3508 S. Gateway Blvd, 605-361-3538, 800-634-3444

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Best Western Empire Towers, 4100 W. Shirley Pl, 605-361-3118, 888-338-3118

60

Best Western PLUS Ramkota Hotel, 3200 W. Maple St, 605-336-0650

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Center Inn, 900 E. 20th St, 605-334-9002, 800-456-0074

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Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, 2320 S. Louise Ave, 605-361-8700, 866-534-8700

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Comfort Inn & Suites, 3721 W. Avera Dr, 605-275-9577

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Days Inn Empire, 3401 Gateway Blvd, 605-361-9240, 800-DAYS INN

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 4501 W. Empire Pl, 605-361-2211, 1-800-228-2800 Hampton Inn, 2417 S. Carolyn Ave, 605-362-1700, 800-426-7866

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Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls, 201 E. 8th St, 605-444-4700

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Hilton Garden Inn South, 5300 S. Grand Circle, 605-444-4500

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Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 W. 8th St, 605-339-2000

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2501 S. Shirley Ave, 605-361-0122

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites SW, 3821 W. Avera Drive, 605-275-4155

92

LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 4521 W. 41st St, 605-275-4555

89

My Place Extended Stay, 3005 S. Carolyn Ave, 605-271-9988, 855-200-5685

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Ramada Hotel & Suites, 1301 W. Russell, 605-336-1020

150

Red Roof Inn, 3500 S. Gateway Blvd, 605-361-1864, 800-733-7663

98

Staybridge Suites, 2505 S. Carolyn Ave, 605-361-2298, 1-800-225-1237

90

Super 8 Motel, 2616 E. 10th St, 605-338-8881

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Super 8 Motel, 4100 W. 41st St, 605-361-9719

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Quality Inn & Suites, 5410 N. Granite Lane, 605-336-1900

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TownePlace Suites South, 6400 S. Connie Avenue, 605-274-2480

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TEA

GrandStay Hotel & Suites, 830 Gateway Lane, 605-213-1500

50

TYNDALL

Shady Rest Motel, 1401 Main Street, 605-589-4002

11

VERMILLION

Best Western Vermillion Inn, 701 W. Cherry, 605-624-8333

46

Best Western Kelly Inn, 1607 E. Hwy 50, 605-665-2906, 800-528-1234

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2607 Broadway, 605-665-3177

58

Lewis & Clark Resort, 43496 Shore Dr, Lewis & Clark Lake, 605-665-2680

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Watercrest Hotel, Howard

YANKTON

LARCHWOOD, IA Grand Falls Casino Resort, 1415 Grand Falls Blvd, 712-777-7777

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Handicap Accessible Restaurant on Premises Lounge on Premises Free Cont. Breakfast Swimming Pool Jacuzzi/Whirlpool Fitness Center Meeting Room Pets Allowed Guest Laundry Suites Kitchenettes Airport Shuttle

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LODGING DIRECTORY

BED & BREAKFASTS, LODGES & VACATION RENTALS LENNOX

Steever House Bed & Breakfast, 46850 276th St., 605-647-5055

MADISON

Camp Lakodia, 45156 235th Street, 877-LAKODIA

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MENNO

Country Cottage Hideaway, 28936 433rd Ave, 605-660-1410

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SPRINGFIELD Broken Willow Lodge, 31149 SD Hwy. 37, 605-369-2565 Cogan House, 31133 Bon Homme Road, Tabor, 605-464-0238 VERMILLION

Buffalo Run Resort/Valiant Vineyards, 1500 W. Main, 605-624-4500

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Lewis & Clark Resort Cabins/Lodge, 43496 Shore Dr, 605-665-2680

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605-582-7400 P.o. Box 182, 109 n. Pipestone ave. Brandon, sd 57005 email: brancofc@alliancecom.net www.brandonvalleychamber.com Exciting Outdoor Activities, Restaurants, Entertainment, Shopping, Two State Parks, Hometown Days Festival and much more! Your first stop for food, gas, camping, pharmacy, car repairs, hotels and other travel necessities.

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This section contains descriptions of accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, attractions and traveler services in this region.

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Hotels, motels, resorts, lodges, inns, vacation home rentals, bed and breakfast establishments, etc. (see also page 244-245).

Attractions, activities, festivals, zoos, museums, gaming, etc. Encompasses a variety of essential services.

Private campgrounds (see also page 223).

SHOPPING

Restaurants of every sort, from home-style cooking to elegant dining.

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH DAKOTA

605-692-6700 historic downtown Brookings, sd www.prairieplay.org Build. Climb. Paint. Play. Discover. Imagine! Family fun for everyone! Explore 44,000 square feet of indoor space nestled on 4 acres of prairie. Meet Mama T-Rex & her baby Max. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon5pm; Closed Mondays. Hungry? Café Coteau inside museum. GREAT H SERVICE

SEE & DO

WILDE PRAIRIE WINERY

Harrisburg: Howard: Lennox: Madison: Mitchell: Salem: Sioux Falls: Tabor: Tyndall: Vermillion: Yankton:

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605-582-2901 1103 n. splitrock Blvd. Brandon, sd www.brandon-express.com Upscale hotel. Five miles east of Sioux Falls at exit 406. Great waterpark! 210 foot raft slide for the big kids, splash pool for little ones. Free breakfast and weeknight guest reception. Full service restaurant next door.

Specialty shops, galleries, souvenir stores, etc.

ZIP CODES Brandon: Brookings: Canistota: Dakota Dunes: DeSmet: Delmont: Dell Rapids: Elk Point: Flandreau: Freeman: Garretson:

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ACCOMMODATIONS

BROOKINGS

605-582-6471 48052 259th street Brandon, sd www.wildeprairiewinery.com Join us in the country for a taste of our handcrafted wines from South Dakota grown grapes, fruits and honey. Winery and vineyard are on our farm just north of I-90 west of Highway 11. Thursday - Monday May 1st to November 30.

SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM

605-688-5423 936 medary ave. Brookings, sd 57007 www.southdakotaartmuseum.com Explore wide open spaces and discover the spirit of the prairie at the South Dakota Art Museum. Galleries feature Native American art, work by Harvey Dunn and a dynamic exhibit schedule. Admission is free. Learn more at southdakotaartmuseum.com GREAT H SERVICE


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BEST WESTERN U-BAR MOTEL

1-800-566-8227 130 ash street Canistota, sd 57012 5 miles south of Interstate 90, Exit 368. Quiet, park-like setting, flat screen TVs, guest laundry, free continental breakfast, non-smoking rooms, queen, king, queen queen and extra long beds, wheelchair accessible rooms, kitchenettes. 3-1/2 blocks south of Ortman Chiropractic Clinic.

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INGALLS HOMESTEAD “LAURA’S LIVING PRAIRIE”

1-800-776-3594 20812 homestead road desmet, sd 57231 email: mail@ingallshomestead.com www.ingallshomestead.com Interactive pioneer heritage museum on the land Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family homesteaded. Covered wagon rides, 1880s school session, pioneer activities. Camping available. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Call for spring and autumn hours.

FREEMAN CITY OF FREEMAN

1-888-595-9755 P.o. Box 43 Freeman, sd 57029 experienceFreemansd.com Located on US Hwy 81, 23 miles south of I-90 and 35 miles west of I-29. Preserving a rich German heritage. Schmeckfest in Spring, Heritage Hall Museum, Prairie Arboretum, golf, camping, parks, swimming, ethnic foods, unique shopping.

ACCOMMODATIONS

FENSEL’S MOTEL & GIFT SHOP

reservations Ph. 605-925-4204 500 n. Us hwy. 81 Freeman, sd Clean, cozy rooms with phones, cable TV and reasonable rates. One of the largest gift shops specializing in decorative and floral accents. Camper plug-ins. Complimentary coffee & cookies in gift shop for prearranged group tours.

SEE & DO

SCHMECKFEST

DELL RAPIDS SEE & DO

CITY OF DELL RAPIDS

COUNTRY INN & SUITES

605-232-3500 or 1-800-456-4000 i-29 exit 1 Just north of sioux City, ia www.countryinns.com/ dakotadunessd 69 cozy, comfortable rooms. Suites w/wo whirlpool, complimentary continental breakfast, free weekday newspaper, in-room coffee makers, high speed internet. Indoor pool/ whirlpool, meeting room, guest laundry, Graham’s Grill & Pub attached. Convenience store, golf courses, scenic trail. GREAT H SERVICE

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605-428-3595 Po Box 10, dell rapids, sd 57022 www.cityofdellrapids.org Known for “The Dells,” scenic rose quartzite rock formations. Distinctive architecture from the 1880s through the 1930s. Dell Rapids’ Historic Business District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Camping and lodging facilities available.

605-925-4542 Freeman, sd 57029 www.schmeckfest.com march 24, 25 & march 31, april 1, 2017 An annual festival of tasting and heritage featuring a German-Russian family-style meal and an acclaimed musical theatre production. Traditional foods and

handicrafts are demonstrated and sold. Advance tickets needed for the meal. More information at 605-925-4542 or www.schmeckfest.com.

GARRETSON SEE & DO

DEVIL’S GULCH SPLIT ROCK PARK

605-594-6721 Garretson, sd www.visitgarretson.com Free family attraction. Explore natural beauty of red quartzite formations, bordering Split Rock River. Legends of outlaws Jesse and Frank James. Hiking trails, geology, history, picnicking, camping. Nature at its finest, 20 min. NE of Sioux Falls. Home of Jesse James Pontoon Rides and Tucker’s Walk Winery.

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HEARTLAND COUNTRY CORN MAZE

605-743-5984 www.heartlandcountrycornmaze.com New family activity. Navigate this 11-acre corn maze. New design 2017. Maze map, questions, checkpoints with answers. Find hidden checkpoint for a free treat. Bring flashlights for after dark fun. Concessions. Restrooms. 2 ½ mi. E. of Harrisburg, S. 1 ½ mi. on Hwy 11. August–October.

FLANDREAU SEE & DO

ROYAL RIVER CASINO AND HOTEL

1-877-912-lUCk 607 s. veterans street Flandreau, sd 57028 www.royalrivercasino.com Royal River Casino & Hotel is South Dakota's premier entertainment destination where every visit is a win! Our casino floor features 350 of the loosest slots with an unbelievable 96% payout, along with blackjack and poker.

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WATERCREST HOTEL HOWARD CONFERENCE CENTER

103 s. main street howard, sd 57349 605-772-4700 L www.watercresthotel.com SD’s only GREEN HOTEL. Centrally located in prime pheasant country, fishing lakes, 24 rooms, restaurant, Maroney’s Bar, the perfect escape from the city for business meetings, weddings, retreats, or pleasure. Customized stay to fit your needs.

MADISON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.chamberofmadisonsd.com 605-256-2454 Located on SD 34 & US 81, Madison is an hour from Sioux Falls, Brookings, Watertown, Mitchell. Nestled between Lake Madison and Lake Herman, Madison is progressive offering great shopping, lodging, dining and outdoor recreation surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty. GREAT H SERVICE

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HISTORIC PRAIRIE VILLAGE

605-256-3644 Po Box 256, madison, sd 57042 www.prairievillage.org 40 restored buildings, daily carousel rides, train rides 2:00 pm Saturdays, Chapel Car “Emmanuel”, 294 electrical campsites, 2 shower houses. 55th annual Steam Threshing Jamboree August 24-27, 2017. Open May 7 – Labor Day 2017.

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STEEVER HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST

605-647-5055 46850 276th street lennox, sd email: info@steeverhouse.com www.steeverhouse.com 1910 Victorian, peaceful rural setting. 10 miles south of Sioux Falls, I-29 exit 68, 2 mi. west. Three queen rooms w/private baths, TVs; two King suites, private bath, whirlpool, fireplace, TV. Full breakfast included. Free WIFI. $95-225.

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located at i-90 exit 332 Open seven days a week, May 1 September 30, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free visitor assistance, brochures, and maps. Our travel information specialists can help you make the most of your time in Mitchell. All with a friendly smile! GREAT H SERVICE

605-995-1575 or 1-866-252-2900 1920 highland way i-90 exit 332 www.mitchell.hamptoninn.com I-90 Exit 332. Renovated in 2010. Experience ultimate service and clean, newly remodeled, comfortable accommodations. “On the House” hot breakfast. Microwave, refrigerator and free wireless high speed internet access in every room.

ACCOMMODATIONS

COMFORT INN & SUITES

reservations call 605-990-2400 or 1-800-4ChoiCe www.choicehotels.com Exit 332, one block south. Enjoy luxury accommodations/affordable price. Indoor waterpark, wireless internet, business center, exercise room, suites, meeting room. Located ¼ mile from Cabela’s connected to Highland Conference Center. Adjacent restaurants - Ruby Tuesday, and Blarney Pub & Grill.

DAYS INN

605-996-6208, 800-329-7466 1506 s. Burr, mitchell, sd 57301 www.daysinn.com Interstate 90 and Hwy 37, Exit 332. Recently remodeled, Indoor waterpark, meeting room, Queen, King and Suites, guest laundry, airport shuttle, pets allowed, handicap accessible. Restaurants and shopping nearby.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES

605-292-9292 810 e. spruce mitchell, sd 57301 www.hiexpress.com/mitchellsd email: mitchellholidayinnexpress@ yahoo.com All rooms have complimentary hardwire and wireless internet access, 42 inch LCD TV’s, HBO and in-room coffee. Suites have sofa sleeper, mini refrigerator and microwave. Complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar. Pool with 130 foot water slide!

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MITCHELL, SD: A ROYALLY FUN TIME!

605-996-6223 866-273-Corn(2676) 601 n. main st., mitchell, sd 57301 email: cvb@visitmitchell.com www.visitmitchell.com Come for the Corn Palace, stay for the hospitality! Or museums, archeology, shopping, restaurants, antiques, rodeo, dog park, bike trails, Lake Mitchell. Largest stop between Sioux Falls and Rapid City. I-90, Exit 332. GREAT H SERVICE

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1-800-996-2810 or 605-996-6645 i-90 exit 332, 1 block north Po Box 984 www.thunderbird-lodge.com 48 unit newly renovated property. Locally owned and operated. Great service/ value for your lodging needs. Free continental breakfast, hot tub/sauna, beer/liquor available. Every room has 32” TV, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/board, microwave, fridge and high speed Internet.

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MITCHELL KOA

605-996-1131 or 1-800-koa-1236 41255 sd hwy 38


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galleries of Oscar Howe, Charles Hargens and others, restored 1886 Italianate home, 1914 railroad depot, 1885 country school and 1908 church.

SALEM ACCOMMODATIONS

HOME MOTEL

605-425-2828 361 s. nebraska st., salem, sd 57058 email: homemotel@triotel.net Located 3 miles north of I-90, exit 364 on Hwy 81. Comforts of home include clean rooms, close to restaurants, phones, cable TV, high speed internet, microwaves & refrigerators. Travelers, Sportsmen and Bikers are welcome.

CORN PALACE FESTIVAL

1-800-289-7469 www.cornpalace.com email: cornpalace@cornpalace.com August 23-27, 2017. One of South Dakota’s longest running annual events, celebrates the redecoration of the Corn Palace. The Corn Palace Festival features family entertainment, carnival rides, open class exhibits, food and specialty vendors, indoor concerts with national entertainment and free stage entertainment.

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CAMP AMERICA CAMPGROUND

605-425-9085 25495 Us 81, salem, sd 57058 www.campsalemsd.com Shaded tent sites, level full hook-up pullthrus. Pool, free WiFi, laundry, store, playground, fire rings, mini-golf, labyrinth. Near Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Madison Prairie Village and Laura Ingalls’ DeSmet home. 1.5 miles N. of I-90, Exit 364.

SIOUX FALLS DAKOTA DISCOVERY MUSEUM

605-996-2122 1300 mcGovern ave. on the campus of dakota wesleyan University, mitchell, sd email: history@dakotadiscovery.com www.dakotadiscovery.com Experience culture and history of the Upper Great Plains. History gallery, art

SIOUX FALLS CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU

605-275-6060 200 n. Phillips ave., ste. 102 sioux Falls, sd 57104 visitsiouxFalls.com/visitorsGuide email: sfcvb@siouxFalls.com South Dakota’s largest city is full of hidden gems, local foodie favorites,

breweries and attractions. Go online to request a free Visitors Guide to start planning your trip today. GREAT H SERVICE

ACCOMMODATIONS

BEST WESTERN PLUS SIOUX FALLS RAMKOTA HOTEL

reservations: 605-336-0650 or 800-528-1234 3200 w maple street sioux Falls, sd 57107 email: reservations@ramkotasf.com www.siouxFalls.Bwramkota.com Splash-RAGEOUS Indoor WaterPark with a 130’ waterslide, children’s Water PlayLand and Outdoor Pool. Maple Street Café kids 8 & under eat for 99 cents (with paying adult), Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill. Ramkota Rascals Kids’ Club. Free WIFI. Minutes from Sioux Falls attractions and shopping. Complimentary shuttle. Pet Friendly. AAA. BW/Harley-Davidson Rider Friendly Group Rates available. GREAT H SERVICE

CLUBHOUSE HOTEL & SUITES

605-361-8700 reservations: 866-534-8700 2320 s louise ave. sioux Falls, sd 57106 email: siouxFalls@Clubhouse-hotel.com www.siouxFalls.Clubhouseinn.com I-29 Exit 78 (east one block) Great Location. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Free WIFI. Indoor Water Playland. Fabulous Outdoor Courtyard. Direct access to city bike trail. Fitness Center. Pet Friendly. GREAT H SERVICE

COMFORT INN & SUITES

3721 w. avera drive sioux Falls, sd 57108 605-275-9577 www.siouxfallscomfortinnand suites.com Our guests enjoy spacious rooms featuring upgraded beds and bedding, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests also enjoy king wide suites, full hot breakfast, exercise room, meeting room, indoor pool and spa, guest laundry and airport shuttle.

SOUTHEAST REGION

mitchell, sd 57301 www.koa.com email: camp@mitchellkoa.com Open May 1 through November 4. Camping cabins, pull thru sites, 50 amp, Free WiFi, propane, pool in season. Online reservations at KOA.com. Exit 335 off of I-90.

HAMPTON INN

605-362-1700 or 800-hampton i-29, exit 78 www.siouxfalls.hamptoninn.com Near the Empire Mall, several restaurants, and Century Theaters. 100% Hampton Guarantee. “On the House” breakfast, 24 hour indoor pool, whirlpool, and exercise room. Free local calls, complimentary wireless internet, refrigerators, microwaves, and 32” flat panel televisions in every room.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SIOUX FALLS SW

605-275-4155 www.hiexpress.com/siouxfallssw email: fsdsf@midconetwork.com Conveniently located off 69th and Louise Avenue, our new hotel is the perfect place for your stay. Offering a large pool area with water features, hot breakfast with pancakes, guest laundry, extended fitness facility & state of the art business center. SIOUX FALLS LISTINGS CONTINUE

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MY PLACE EXTENDED STAY

3005 s. Carolyn ave sioux Falls, sd 57106 605-271-9988 855-200-5685 siouxfalls@myplacehotels.com www.myplacehotels.com I-29 exit 77. Pet Friendly, Guest Laundry, Business Center/Coffee Lounge, 24 Hour My Store. Full-Size Refrigerator/Ice Maker, Cooktop, Microwave, 37" Flat Screen, Free HBO/WIFI, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Iron/Board. Near Mall, Restaurants and Theater.

WEST 12TH PROPERTIES LLC 4501 w. 12th street sioux Falls, sd 57106 605-332-1173 email: towercampground@gmail.com I-29 Exit 79, Great Location! 119 Sites, 30/50 Full Hookups, Cable, WiFi, several Pull-Thrus, Playground, Showers, Laundry & Two Tent Areas. Open All Year. Website has Map & Directions.

GREAT PLAINS ZOO & DELBRIDGE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

605-336-1900 5410 n. Granite lane sioux Falls, sd 57107 www.qualityinn.com/hotel/sd062 Platinum award winning hotel. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, spacious rooms, micro-waves, refrigerators, high speed internet, indoor pool/ whirlpool, fitness room, deluxe continental breakfast, business center, guest laundry, Lobby Bar & airport shuttle. Come experience a new level of Quality.

605-367-7003 805 s. kiwanis ave sioux Falls, sd 57104 www.greatzoo.org The Great Plains Zoo features over 1,000 animals from around the world. The 45-acre park offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including Snow Monkeys, Giraffes, and Rhinos. GREAT H SERVICE

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605-339-0911 5500 n show Pl. sioux Falls, sd 57104 www.CatfishBay.com The Greatest Show on H20 will amaze the whole family. Experience comedy, music, and thrilling stunts on water. Boats, water skiing, action & more. Fridays, 7pm Memorial Day to Labor Day. Purchase tickets online. Enter SDTVL for discounts.

TABOR SEE & DO

CZECH DAYS

P.o. Box 21, tabor, sd 57063 email: taborczechdays@yahoo.com www.taborsd.com www.taborCzechdays.com, www.facebook.com/taborCzechdays Old European traditions including Czech foods, music, souvenirs, parades, entertainment, museums and folk dancing. Czech Days keeps alive the central European heritage of the founders of the little South Dakota community of Tabor, June 16 & 17, 2017.

TYNDALL ACCOMMODATIONS

SHADY REST MOTEL

PRAIRIE BERRY EAST BANK

605-496-7175 322 east 8th st. sioux Falls, sd 57103 Prairieberry.com/eastBank Downtown Sioux Falls’ best-kept secret for Miner Brewing Company craft beers and award-winning Prairie Berry Winery wines, all made in South Dakota. Enjoy our menu items that pair perfectly with our wines and craft beers. GREAT H SERVICE

605-589-4002 1401 main street, tyndall, sd 57066 email: shadyrestmotel@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/shadyrestmotel Located 5 blocks North of Hwy 50 on Main Street. Clean, comfortable, quiet rooms. Cable TV, WiFi. ALL Non-smoking rooms. Close to restaurants, Golf Course & Museum. Look inside then decide!

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THE OUTDOOR CAMPUS

605-362-2777 4500 s. oxbow ave. sioux Falls, sd 57106 www.outdoorcampus.org Located SE of the Empire Mall. South Dakota outdoor museum, butterfly garden, two miles of walking trails, 3,000 gallon aquarium filled with South Dakota sport fish. Free Admission.

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605-338-8881 2616 e. 10th street sioux Falls, sd 57103 www.super8siouxfalls.com I-229, Exit 6. Pride of Super 8. Indoor swimming pool, Superstart breakfast, elevator, 40” TV’s with HBO. Rooms with high speed wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators, Jacuzzi suites. 10 minutes from Empire Mall, 1 mile from downtown.

200 w. 6th street /131 n. duluth ave. sioux Falls, sd (605) 367-4210 www.siouxlandmuseums.com email: museum@minnehahacounty.org Experience history at the restored 1889 Old Courthouse Museum with 3 floors of regional history exhibits. Elegant 1889 Pettigrew Home features exhibits of Sioux Falls in the late 1800s. Free admission.

YOGI BEAR CAMP RESORT

605-332-2233 26014 478th ave., Brandon, sd 57005 email: reservations@jellystonesiouxfalls.com www.jellystonesiouxfalls.com Spacious pull-thrus. Full hook-ups, fire rings and cabins. Free showers, Laundromat, heated pool & spa, playgrounds, mini-golf, jumping pillow, basketball, volleyball, general store, pavilion, propane, tenting area, visits from Yogi Bear. I-90, Exit 402.

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OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM PETTIGREW HOME & MUSEUM

605-334-4181 8th and kiwanis sioux Falls, sd 57104 email: sfalls@thunderroad.info Awesome go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, roller coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl, Water Wars, Euro-Bungy, laser tag, laser maze and more! Free parking & free picnic area. No admission. Call for group rates. Easy to find. Hard to leave.

DISCOVER BON HOMME

www.discoverbonhomme.com Call 1-888-353-7382 for a free brochure! A county rich in rural panoramas, ethnic heritage and events, hometown character and a pioneering past. The mighty Missouri River flows along the southern edge of the county, making it an outdoorsman’s paradise for fishing, boating and hunting.

VERMILLION VERMILLION AREA CHAMBER & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

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6 w. main st., vermillion, sd 57069 email: vcdc@vermillionchamber.com, www.livevermillion.com 1-800-809-2071 or 605-624-5571


10am-midnight. Food, Classic Car Show, Live Music, Beverage Garden, People’s Choice Public BBQ Judging, Cooking Demonstrations, Kids Zone, Crafts.

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BEST WESTERN VERMILLION INN

605-624-8333 701 west Cherry street vermillion, sd 57069 email: 42051@hotel.bestwestern.com www.bestwestern.com Located west of I-29 on Hwy 50. Free continental breakfast, indoor pool, sauna, fitness center and whirlpool. Museums and University of South Dakota nearby.

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CLAY COUNTY PARK

1-800-809-2071 or (605) 624-5571 vermillion area Chamber & development Co. Located 4 miles SW of Vermillion along the Missouri River on 34 acres. Facilities: 47 electric campsites, tent sites, cabin, restrooms, showers, dump station, picnic shelters, playgrounds, boat ramp, fishing dock and 3.5 miles of hiking trails.

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM

605-677-5306 414 e Clark, vermillion, sd (Corner of Clark & yale, Usd campus) www.nmmusd.org email: nmm@usd.edu One of largest collections of historic musical instruments in the world: Stradivari violin, guitar, and mandolin; the earliest-known cello; Adolphe Sax saxophones; celebrity guitars. Free audio-device use. Open year-round. Hours on website.

RIBS, RODS & ROCK ‘N ROLL

605-624-5571 downtown vermillion exit 26 off i-29, west 6 mi on hwy 50 www.sdbbq.us 13th annual KCBS sanctioned BBQ event. September 8, 5pm-midnight & 9,

email: lewisandclarkresort@yahoo.com www.lewisandClarkPark.com Located on Lewis & Clark Lake. Enjoy modern cabins or 24 motel rooms around an outdoor pool. Adjacent to marina, restaurant, sandy beaches and bike trails. Visit our new 6 bedroom lakeside Lodge with 1800 sq ft great room.

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YANKTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS CENTER

605-665-3636 803 e. 4th street yankton, sd 57078 www.visityanktonsd.com Enjoy outdoor recreation on the Missouri River and Lewis & Clark Lake. Take a stroll on the longest pedestrian bridge connecting two states and join us for Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival each August.

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BEST WESTERN KELLY INN & CONVENTION CENTER

605-665-2906 or 1-800-528-1234 1607 east hwy 50 virtual tour available at www.bestwesternyankton.com 121 spacious guestrooms & suites. Expanded continental breakfast. Indoor Water Play Land with slides, water cannon & basketball hoop. Whirlpool, wading pool, exercise facility, expanded cable w/HBO, free Wi-Fi. Minerva’s Restaurant.

605-665-2680 www.lewisandClarkPark.com email: lewisandclarkresort@yahoo.com www.lewisandClarkPark.com Located on a cove of Lewis & Clark Lake, directly on the biking/walking trail. Enjoy newly constructed, beautiful 6 bedroom lodge with an 1800 sq. ft. great room for your family gathering. Specially designed kitchen for family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats.

• DINING • JODEAN’S STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE

605-665-9884 2809 Broadway, yankton, sd 57078 www.jodeans.com email: jodeans@iw.net North of the Yankton Mall. Buffet seven days a week with over 50 feet of buffet, salad and dessert bar or menu of steaks and seafood. Groups and buses welcome, with advance notice requested. Banquet facility seating 400. A family tradition.

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SOUTHEAST REGION

Vermillion is known for Lewis & Clark history, USD Dakota Dome, National Music Museum, unique restaurants and cultural events like Ribs, Rods BBQ, OktoberFest, SD Shakespeare Festival and live music events.

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LEWIS & CLARK RECREATION AREA

605-668-2985 www.lewisandclarkpark.com Choose from over 400 shady campsites all with electricity. Enjoy 6-miles of bike trail, 4 boat launching facilities, horse trails, archery range, disc golf and nature trails. Four miles west of Yankton on Lewis and Clark Lake. GREAT H SERVICE

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THE MISSOURI NATIONAL RECREATIONAL RIVER

www.nps.gov/mnrr Part of the nation’s Wild and Scenic River system. Preserves two stretches of the Missouri; between Gavins Point Dam and Ponca State Park and between Ft. Randall Dam and Running Water. Visitors can boat, fish, canoe/ kayak, camp, birdwatch, hike, trace the Lewis and Clark Expedition, visit a fish hatchery/ aquarium, enjoy scenic views of the Missouri from the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center and much more.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES

605-665-3177 2607 Broadway ave yankton, sd 57078 email: hieyankton@hotmail.com www.hiexpress.com/esyanktonsd Our hotel features include a pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center, and free high speed internet. Also, hot continental breakfast and free local calls. We have 58 guest rooms, Jacuzzi suites and family suites.

LEWIS & CLARK RESORT

605-665-2680 43496 shore drive yankton, sd

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South Dakota Vacation Guide - Southeast Region  

Tourism guide for the Southeast Region of South Dakota. A section of the South Dakota Vacation Guide.

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